[ES_JOBS_NET] Scientist - Atmospheric Chemistry, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue Jun 25 10:09:52 MDT 2013

Christine Wiedinmyer, Ph.D.
NCAR Earth System Laboratory
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, Colorado
christin at ucar.edu

        National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)

    Scientist - Atmospheric Chemistry

  * Based in Wellington, New Zealand
  * Permanent, full-time position

NIWA is New Zealand's leading environmental research institute and key 
provider of atmospheric, freshwater and marine research and consultancy 
services in New Zealand.NIWA has a strong programme of measurement and 
modelling of atmospheric composition and emissions to the atmosphere, in 
particular CO2 and non-CO2 greenhouse gases (GHGs) and their isotopic 
signatures. This is linked to a wider effort to improve knowledge of 
human impacts on the environment both globally and in the South Pacific 
region in order to guide and verify national and international 
strategies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas impacts on the climate 
system. In support of this effort, NIWA operates a clean-air monitoring 
station at Baring Head near Wellington, an upper atmospheric observatory 
at Lauder and a fully equipped gas analysis laboratory in Wellington.We 
have an opening for an accomplished Researcher with a research degree in 
atmospheric physics or chemistry to conduct research on the composition 
of, and processes in the troposphere and investigate chemical species in 
air, snow and ice with regards to drivers and mitigation of climate 
change. The appointee will contribute to analysis of the life cycles of, 
and interactions between, GHGs and other atmospheric compounds. The 
position supports research and consultancy projects and is expected to 
develop collaborations with related groups both within New Zealand and 
overseas.The appointee will have experience in measurements of trace 
gases, atmospheric compounds and isotopic composition, including data 
analysis and interpretation. They will also have experience in working 
with tropospheric chemical models and relating output to observations. A 
proven publication record is expected.The appointee will also be 
expected to actively develop research initiatives and have experience 
with planning and carrying out research projects, writing funding 
proposals or pursuing consultancy opportunities in related disciplines. 
We are seeking a self-motivated and results orientated, conscientious 
and well organised individual, with a keen eye for detail. They will 
also have exceptional interpersonal skills, be adaptable and be 
committed to on-going professional development.A position description, 
online applications and further information about NIWA can be found 
at:http://careers.niwa.co.nz <http://careers.niwa.co.nz/>Job 
code:*4691*Applications close on*Monday, 15 July 2013*.


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